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Collins First-time Gardener: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Gardening Novice

By Kim Wilde | Harper Collins

Now that local flowerbeds are in full bloom and our landscape is lush with plants and greenery, you might be tempted to try gardening. Collins First-time Gardener, an eBook by Kim Wilde, offers the comprehensive information you need to get growing. It covers the basics — tools, terminology, soils types, plus all the nitty-gritty details and steps: planning, choosing plants, digging, weeding, pruning, troubleshooting (for instance, for when the dog and squirrels like to dig as much as you do). The book will give you ideas too, about how to use hanging baskets, containers and climbers. It also talks about how to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables. There are also plenty of illustrations and helpful tips to guide you along, so you’ll enjoy the adventure of this new undertaking.